Samuel N Robertson Obituary Feb 1920
Obituary. Samuel X. Robertson was born in Indiana May 14, 1840. Died in Iola, Kans., Feb. 7, 1920, age 79 years, 8 months, 23 days. At the age of f years he moved with his parents to Iowa where he lived, until until he was 16 years of age. He then came with his mother and stepfather stepfather to this county and located about mnes smuneasi oi mis cuy on rwm creek; where he lived until the war broke out, when he enlisied in Co. F, 8th Kansas Infantry, serving 3 years. 23 days 18G1-1SU.1. 18G1-1SU.1. 18G1-1SU.1. On the first day of 1866 he located located on a homestead on Elk creek ia.Xeosho. county, which he still owned at his death. On the Sth of April, 1S69.' he was united in marriage marriage With Emmaline Bowker. To i his union were' born 12 children, 4 of. them preceding him in Infancy, and a son. Jay, following only a' few-short few-short few-short months ahead of the father. The old homestead was their only home from 1869 to 1909 when, on account of failing health, they retired retired from the farm and moved to Iola where lie lived until his ceath. He united with the Christian church in 1884 of which he was a member until-188 until-188 until-188 until-188 S when he was transfered to I lie United Brethren and remained a member of this church the rest of Ik's lite. - He left behind to mourn his death, a loving wire, seven children, children, four boys and three girls; 16 grandchildren, f great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cne sister and one half-sister, half-sister, half-sister, besides a host of friends and neighbors. neighbors. The children now living are: Walter A. Robertson, Thayer, Kan., Martha Shelton, Fredonia, Kan?., Charles C. Robertson of. Tola, W. X Robertson, Earlton, Kan., Mary Rut- Rut- ledge, Earlton, Ks., Rosa Brocker, Riand, Colo., T'hriss T. Robertson, Earlton, Kan., all of wnom were present except Mrs. BrocKer of Colorado. Colorado. He was a member of the McCook, G. A. R. Post of Iola. Fun eral services were held at the United Brethren church of Urbana, Kan., and the body laid to rest in the Sunny Sunny Side cemetery of that piace, Rev. W. H. Ayeling of Virgil, Kans.,- Kans.,- having having charge of services. Another veteran of the Civil War has gone to join the ranks on the other sied. His is a face that will be greatly missed by his family and many friends. MOTHER ASKS $10,000 DAMAGES Her Only Son Was Killed When He Fell Under Train. Cuba, Kas., Feb. 14 The trial of the case of Louise Helm against Walker D. Hines, as director general general of railroads, for $10,000 damages, damages, for the death of her son, Keith E. Helm. 22, from injuries received from an accident on the Hock Island Island railroad at Cuba, the night of September 1, last, was begun before a jury in the district court at Belleville, Belleville, yesterday. Mrs. Helm is a widow living In Omaha, and Keith was her only son and means of support, aside from a small rooming house. The case is attracting considerable interest. Young Helm was a concession man with a carnival company. He was en route from Xorton to Clay Center and had gotten off the train at Cuba Cuba during the brief stop and in attempting attempting to get back on fell under the wheels and both legs were crushed. He died eight hours later in the Belleville hospital.